Rebels Slow to Disarm
[Deutsche Welle]The Democratic Republic of Congo wants to disarm and disband rebels on its territory. But very few are handing themselves in voluntarily. Some blame the bleak prospects awaiting them once they have taken this step.
Surrendered Fighters Starve in Camp
[HRW]Kinshasa -Over 100 demobilized combatants, their wives, and children have died from starvation and disease in a remote military camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo after officials failed to provide adequate food and health care.
Congo Local Elections Results Awaited
[Cameroon Tribune]The polling exercise on September 28, 2014, was calm though boycotted by radical opposition parties.
DRC - Just This Once, Joseph Kabila Should Listen to His Opposition
[Daily Maverick]Congolese President Joseph Kabila may or may not have decided to fiddle with his country's constitution, but opposition groups aren't waiting for him to make up his mind. Protests in Kinshasa and Goma this weekend were a pre-emptive warning that there will be consequences if he does try to remove constitutional term limits and keep himself in power.
ICC Prosecutor Opens New Central African Investigation
[Bemba Trial Website]The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor has opened a new investigation into crimes allegedly committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) since 2012. Earlier investigations conducted in the country led to the indictment of Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, who has been on trial at the court based in The Hague since November 2010.
Transparency International Welcomes Progress in Investigation of Murder of Rwandan Staff Member
[PR Newswire]Berlin -Transparency International welcomes the announcement of progress in the investigation of the murder of its respected employee Gustave Makonene on 17 July 2013.
Rutsiro - More Rwandan Refugees Return From DRC
[News of Rwanda]After 20 years living as a refugee in Congo, Charlotte Nkundizana aged 65 returned home with her family and taken to former Kayove commune in Rutsiro, her district of origin.
Terrorism, Ebola Are Impeding Development, DR Congo Chief Tells UN
[UN News]President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) warned the United Nations today that global development was threatened by terrorism and the resurgence of the Ebola epidemic, pledging his country's contribution to international efforts to combat the scourges.
Congolese Authorities Expel Troublesome Journalist
[RSF]Sadio Kante Morel, a freelance journalist who has been in the government's sights for months, was expelled from the Republic of Congo on the night of 22 September on the spurious grounds that she is not Congolese and was residing in the country illegally.
In DRC, an Atlas to Boost Renewable Energies
[UNDP]The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has adopted, for the first time in Africa, an interactive atlas of renewable energy sources.
Congolese Refugee Music-Lover Charts His Way to Success
[UNHCR]Kampala -Music has always been part of Jeremiah Mbaha's life, even when he had almost nothing. "I have been singing since my childhood. I could sing anything and I could see people felt warm and happy," said the 43-year-old Congolese refugee.
UN Chief Presses Kabila On FDLR Disarmament
[New Times]The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told the Congolese President Joseph Kabila to ensure speedy disarmament of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) militia as part of efforts to pacify his country and the region in general.
Congo, Tanzania Arrest Ugandan Policemen Over Illegal Entry
[Observer]Two Ugandan policemen and a businessman are being held in DR Congo and Tanzania on suspicion of entering the countries illegally.
Africom Praises Angola's Role in DRC, CAR
[ANGOP]Luanda -The commander of the United States Africa Command (US Africom), gen. David RodrÃguez, praised Wednesday in Luanda Angola's role in promoting peace and stability in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Central Africa Republic.
Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning Democratic Republic of Congo
[UN]Meets With Special Representatives of Secretary-General
Restore Peace, Security in DRC
[Times of Zambia]ABOUT three decades ago, many parts of the African continent were flashpoints of conflict, although much of this had to do with liberation wars, especially in Southern Africa.
Ban Says Recommitment to Peace Framework Critical to Addressing Root Cause of Conflict
[UN News]United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today said that addressing the root causes of the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region requires a recommitment to all national and regional commitments under the agreed-to peace Framework.
The AU's Ebola Mission - It's Not All About the Money
[ISS]More than six months have passed since the Ebola epidemic was officially declared in Guinea. In this time, very little help has come from African institutions, individuals and non-governmental organisations. Finally, African businessmen and the African Union (AU) are now joining the international effort to help the thousands of victims of the dreaded virus.
South Africans Book Early for DRC Electricity
[EA Business]Cape Town -The South African government has sealed a purchase order with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to buy electricity in six years time.
Capoeira Brings Leisure and Peace-Building for Refugees in Northern DR Congo
[UNHCR]Mole Refugee Camp -It's a hot, muggy Saturday afternoon in the Mole refugee camp, but while many people are taking a siesta, a hardy group of young men and women are indulging in their new obsession - capoeira.